Bowmen of Skelmersdale

207. Compound (Unlimited) The following equipment is described. All types of additional devices, unless they are electric or electronic, are permitted:

(a) Bow.

(i) A bow, (which may be of a shoot through type) where a mechanical advantage is obtained, eg by the use of accessory limbs, levers, pulleys, eccentrics or similar devices. The peak draw weight must not exceed 60 lbs.

(ii) The bow is braced for use by bowstring(s) attached directly between the two string nocks of the bow limbs, or attached to the bow cables, as may be applicable to the particular design. Cable guards are permitted.

(iii) The bow must be free and held in the hand.

(b) Bowstring.

(i) A bowstring of any number of strands that may be of different colours and of the material chosen for the purpose, with a centre serving to accommodate the drawing fingers or release aid.

(ii) A nocking point may be fitted to which may be added serving(s) to fit the arrow nock as necessary. To locate this point one or two nock locators may be fitted.

(iii) In addition attachments are permitted on the string such as a lip or nose mark, a peephole (which must be secured to the string), a peephole 'hold in line' device, loop bowstring, etc.

(c) Arrowrest.

(i) An arrowrest, which can be adjustable, any moveable pressure button, pressure point or arrow plate, may all be used on the bow provided that they are not electric or electronic.

(ii) The pressure point shall be placed no further than 6cm back (inside) from the throat of the handle (pivot point of the bow).

(d) Draw Check Indicators Draw check indicators, audible and/or visual, other than electric or electronic, may be used.

(e) Bowsight A bowsight attached to the bow, which may allow for windage adjustment as well as elevation setting which may also incorporate a leveling device, and/or magnifying lenses and/or prisms. A bowsight extension is permitted. Electric or electronic devices are not permitted. The sight point may be a fibre optic sight pin.

(f) Stabilizers and Torque Flight Compensators Stabilizers and torque flight compensators, provided that they do not:

(i) Serve as a string guide;

(ii) Touch anything but the bow;

(g) Arrows

(i) Arrows of any type may be used provided they subscribe to the accepted principle and meaning of the word arrow as used in Archery, and that such arrows do not cause undue damage to target faces or buttresses. The maximum diameter of an arrow shaft shall not exceed 9.3mm.

(ii) An arrow consists of a shaft with head (point or pile), nock, fletching and, if desired, cresting. The arrows of each competitor shall be marked on the shaft with the competitor's name or initials and all arrows used for the same end of 3 or 6 arrows shall carry the same pattern and colour(s) of fletching, nocks and cresting, if any.

(h) Hand Protection.

(i) Finger protection in the form of finger stalls or tips, gloves, shooting tab or tape (plaster) to draw, hold back and release the string.

(ii) A separator between the fingers to prevent pinching the arrow may be used. An anchor plate or similar device attached to the finger protection (tab) for the purpose of anchoring is permitted.

(iii) A release aid that must not be attached in any way to the bow nor incorporate electric or electronic devices may be used.

(iv) On the bow hand an ordinary glove, mitten or similar item may be worn but shall not be attached to the grip.

Rule 207

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